Accounting Manager

Job title : Accounting Manager
Job type : Permanent
Discipline Finance & Accounting
Salary : 9,000,000-11,000,000
Liquid error: internal
Reference : JOB_007704[852]

A leading luxury cosmetics company is looking for an accounting manager. They have over 200 stores across 20+ countries.



Month end close process:

  •  Ensure that accounting transactions process and account reconciliations completed within set timeframes each month including: key sales-to-cash reconciliations, managing the inter-company recharge processing & associated eliminations, processing of payroll transactions, manual journal adjustments, along with other treasury and other accounting activities for multiple countries across Asia;
  • Maintain Accrued Expenses sub-ledgers based on discussions with local finance business partners and country managers, and applying an understanding of budget v actual expense phasing;
  • Conduct Manager review of monthly / quarterly / annual financial reporting packages;
  • As part of monthly Manager review, review key expense line items to ensure all invoices have been appropriately capitalized or expensed;
  •  Review clearing accounts, accrued expenses and key provisions each month to ensure they are fully supported by supporting documentation or cleared out as appropriate;
  • Prepare monthly KPI metrics and other analyses that allow for continuous monitoring of inter-company loan/trade reconciliation differences, receivables & payables aging, free cash flow and volume of manual journal entries.

Financial Coordinate and Reporting:

  •  Prepare and review monthly management reporting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) within set timeframes.

Audit, Tax and statutory compliance requirements:

  • Manage preparation, lodgement of returns and cash settlements of all sales tax / VAT returns, in conjunction with local advisers;


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in one or more of the following degrees: Business, Accounting, Finance Commerce or similar.
  • Professional qualifications: Chartered Accountant/CPA or equivalent recognized professional qualification.
  • Relevant finance & accounting experience with a background in the retail industry would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and escalate issues and process improvements.


  • Retail Experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – both Japanese and English.


  • Hybrid work system.